Police have launched an investigation after a body was found so badly decomposed, they couldn’t tell if it was male or female.
Officers were called by a walker near Leeds city centre yesterday afternoon after the remains were discovered.
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The body was so badly decayed that police could not immediately tell if the person was a man or woman, or what age they were.
However, it is now believed that the body may belong to a man.
It was found in the Cross Green area of Leeds, however it is not clear how long it has been there.
A spokesman for West Yorkshire Police said: ‘Inquiries are ongoing to try and identify who this person was.’
Forensic analysis is being carried out at the scene to try and find any evidence about the identity of the person, he added.
A post mortem is due to take place tomorrow.
Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101.